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Charities

Jackie Chan charity 'hacked' for three days, Yaan donations disrupted

The Hong Kong action star's charity, which was implicated in an alleged embezzlement scandal last year, was apparently hacked for three days.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 2:41pm 1 comment

Ask Melanie: Why you should afford to be charitable

We would like our family budget to include giving to charities. How should we incorporate this?

Giving is often spontaneous. Things happen over the course of a year that tug at the heart strings and loosen the purse strings. This is as it should be but you can also approach gift giving in the context of your wider financial objectives, so as not to compromise family goals.

24 Dec 2012 - 4:21am

Tech has NGOs on cloud nine

Ask local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) what they really need and many will mention improved IT systems. Systems for managing volunteers or sharing information can play a big part in increasing effectiveness. Many NGOs believe, however, that such systems are unobtainable, as they require resources they do not have.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Clear charity rules can boost giving

Mainland China has more than 10 per cent of the world's billionaires and 1.4 million households with assets of at least US$1 million. Despite the ever-growing wealth of its people, though, they are among the world's least giving, being near the bottom of global lists for charity and philanthropy.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Charity law, trust in NGOs crucial

Transparency requirements for charities issued at the weekend are a much needed step in the right direction given the scandals that have plagued philanthropic organisations in recent years, but the rules fall short of what needs to be done

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

New transparency rules for charities

New regulations on the management of the nation's charitable foundations were issued yesterday in an effort to enhance transparency and oversight in a sector whose credibility has suffered considerably following a recent series of scandals involving embezzled funds.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guangdong to use NGOs in reform move

Guangdong's provincial government has introduced a mechanism to outsource services including legal consultation and policy research to non-government organisations (NGOs) to reform social management.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic opportunity for best in show

Aspiring young artists could see their work exhibited in a gallery in Central if their school is shortlisted in a contest hosted by the Sovereign Art Foundation.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Win HK$50,000 for your school's art projects

It is every aspiring young artist's dream to see their work exhibited in a gallery in Central and viewed by well-known curators. Now students will have that chance if their school is shortlisted in a new competition organised by the Sovereign Art Foundation.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Contest offers young artists chance to shine

It is every aspiring young artist's dream to see their work exhibited in a gallery in Central and viewed by well-known curators. Now students will have that chance if their school is shortlisted in a new competition organised by the Sovereign Art Foundation.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

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